Conifers at the Garden Centre

We update this list regularly. Shown below however, is an indication of the conifers that are available at the garden centre at the moment as Conifers arrive (and are sold) throughout the season. Conifers are normally available in 1, 2 or 3 litre pots. 

cham law Bleu Nantais 200

Lawson Cypress. A slow growing, narrow conical tree with dense silvery blue young leaves. Height 1.4m. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Blue and Silver. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage : Specimen and Container. The picture shows one (10 years old) growing in our garden 

cham snow white

An excellent patio plant with decorative white tips to the new foliage in winter. Very slow growing. Height 1m. Spread 45cm. Aspect Full Sun and Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green and White. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage : Border, Container, Pot, Rock garden and Scree.

chamaecyparis boulevard

Conical, popular for its blue summer colour, suitable for shrubbery.
Annual growth 10 cm

chamaecyparis sungold

Filiferous foliage, bun shaped, golden. Suitable for ground cover.
Annual growth 6 cm

cryptomeria spiralis

Forms a low mound with twisting branches. Very distinctive plant, light green colour. Suitable for rockery.
Annual growth 10 cm

Cupressus wilma

Monterey Cypress. A narrow coniferous tree, rich golden yellow foliage with pointed plume-like sprays. Height 5m. Spread 2.5m. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Yellow. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Specimen and Hedging..

Juniperus Carbury Gold

Juniper. A semi-prostrate conifer with attractive sulphur-yellow foliage. 

juniperus repanda

Common Juniper. Fast Growing A dense, ground hugging conifer with dull green foliage, bronzing slightly in winter. 

Juniperus Blue Arrow

An excellent narrow columnar habit. Blue grey in colour.
Annual growth 18 cm

Juniperus blue carpet 200

JJuniper. A low spreading conifer with silver-blue leaves. Height 30cm. Spread 1.5m, 2m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Silver, Blue. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Border, Ground cover. This one shown is growing in the car park outside the Garden Centre at Portree.

Picea albertiana Conica

White Spruce. The dense cone of bright green foliage and slow-growing habit make this conifer a must for the rockery. Slow Growing Height 1.5m. Spread 90cm. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Specimen

picea alberta globe

A very neat conifer forming a broad conical shape of tight foliage. Beautiful in Spring and Summer.
Annual growth 3 cm

Podocarpus 'Kilworth Cream'

Alpine Totara. A very unusual looking dwarf conifer. Creamy white all year with pink tips of new growth in Spring. Podocarpus are natives of South Island New Zealand. Should do well up here on Skye.
The plant will be at it's best if it is planted in a sunny exposed spot. A few winter frosts are no problem for this plant.

Taxus baccata

Yew. A broadly conical evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Produces cones. Height 10m to 20m. Spread 8m to 10m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Specimen and Hedging.

taxus baccata Fastigiata

Irish Yew. A narrowly columnar evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Produces cones. Height 2m. Spread 50cm. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Specimen.

taxus baccata standishii

Yew. A narrowly columnar evergreen conifer with golden yellow leaves. Produces cones. Height 2.0 m. Spread 60cm. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage colour Yellow. Hardy. CAUTION toxic if eaten. Most types soil. Usage: Specimen The picture features the plant that we have at the Garden Centre ....it's been growing in the pot by the cabin now for over 10 years.